214 Bermondsey Street
+44 20 7407 4682
Take a Tour of London without leaving the barDown the stairs from Antico is 214 Bermondsey Street, a bar dedicated almost exclusively to Gin.
The Menu is extensive and they can make some impressively inventive Gin cocktails. If (like myself) though, you are a Gin novice, nothing will give you a better introduction to its subtleties than one of 214s' Gin Flights.
There are three or four to choose from; I went for the Tour of London - a flight of three different types of gin (with 214 home-made tonic) from different areas of London.
The flight is served on a numbered wooden board along with a wax sealed envelope containing descriptions of the gins - you only find out which gin is which when you open it.
The bar is nicely spacious for a London venue and whether you're in the mood for not knowing exactly what you are drinking or not, a lovely spot to spend an evening in.